Crowd cheers as LAPD cop gets knocked out!  (explicit language)

[jwplatform 3l90ppUA]Police have a rough job these days, especially with the public’s heightened awareness of officer misconduct. Everyday more cops are being recorded by citizen bystanders. But in the city of Hawthorne near Los Angles, the LAPD were outmatched. An unidentified unarmed Black male was not in the mood for police and engaged in hand-to-hand […]

Jada Pinkett Smith: The Black Millionaire Blueprint for Success

Is there another woman in Hollywood who enjoys more universal love and admiration than Jada Pinkett Smith? The beautiful starlet, actress, producer, entrepreneur, fashion designer, author, songwriter and singer, Pinkett Smith is the backbone and foundation of a Smith family entertainment dynasty that continues to shatter barriers and carve out spaces in previously uncharted territory. […]

Another Shakeup in the Will and Jada Pinkett Smith Camp

Jada Pinkett Smith’s hour-long medical drama, “HawthoRNe,” just got the ol’ ax from TNT. The network cited a sharp decline in viewership over this time last season, down to 2.4 million from 3.2 million. Viewers and former viewers cited via Facebook and Twitter the dark turn the show took with season three, which saw the […]

Derek Luke: Do Good Guys Really Finish Last?

We’ve been misled. Somewhere along the way, somebody got the notion that good guys finish last, but I recently discovered that’s a flat out lie. We’ve perpetuated that untruth throughout the years, but now I’ve got a case in point for you that will prove otherwise. You’ve seen Antwone Fisher, Notorious and Friday Night Lights, […]

‘Rolling Out’ Stokes Flames of Fans’ Love for ‘HawthoRNe’ Actor Derek Luke

Black America fell in love with actor Derek Luke when he was first introduced to moviegoers through his critically acclaimed portrayal of Antwone Fisher. The film, by the same name, was directed by Denzel Washington, who also starred in it with Luke.  The movie’s main character, Fisher’s journey in the film begot an endearing personality […]

Derek Luke’s Vintage-Theme Cover Shoot With ‘Rolling Out’

Derek Luke exemplifies what it means to be a Renaissance man. He continues to build on his impressive body of work and is currently featured as Dr. Miles Bourdet on TNT’s hit show “HawthoRNe.” He also will portray the comic book character, “Gabe Jones,” in the film adaptation of Marvel’s Captain American. Luke brought his […]

How Jay-Z Helps the Will and Jada Pinkett Smith Clan Stay Rich

We’ve all heard the saying or something similar to the effect that “The wealthy help the wealthy stay rich.” Well in the case of Jay-Z and Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, this indeed is a fact as they are all on the same team as business partners.  To be more specific, the veteran actress and […]

Derek Luke Dishes About His Character and the Cast of ‘HawthoRNe’

Actor Derek Luke has brought us incredible and memorable performances in films such as Antwone Fisher, Miracle at St. Anna  and Notorious. This New Jersey native captured our hearts with his heart-wrenching performance in the Denzel Washington-directed film, Antwone Fisher. Since then Derek has proven many times over how talented he really is and why […]

Jada Pinkett Smith Talks Will Smith, Discusses Raising Willow, Trey and Jaden

Jada Pinkett Smith has juggled many titles in her day; that of a wife, mother, actress, rocker and producer. And in the summer issue of Uptown magazine, the “HawthoRNe” actress talks about her love for husband Will Smith, ending her rocker career and being a Hollywood mother to Trey, Willow and Jaden Smith. In the […]

Derek Luke Joins Cast of Jada Pinkett Smith’s ‘HawthoRNe’

Derek Luke is making a return to television this summer after signing to star in the latest season of Jada Pinkett Smith’s hit TNT medical drama “HawthoRNe.” According to, a spokesperson for TNT explained that Luke will pay the role of Dr. Miles Bourdet, a sexy young surgeon who comes to James River Hospital […]